Participants will be trained in how to recognize the signs of an overdose, how to perform first-aid, to include chest compression only CPR, as well as how to administer naloxone (the drug which reverses the effects of opioids). The goal of this training is not only for life-saving purposes, it will hopefully help reduce the stigma attached to those with substance use disorder.
The first session will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the West Kennebunk Fire Station, 80 Thompson Road, Kennebunk. This session will target the business community and is being held with the support of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel Chamber of Commerce.
The second session will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Middle School of the Kennebunks, 60 Thompson Road, Kennebunk. This session is open to the community and is being held with the support of the RSU 21 School District.